Founders day 2018

Founders’ Day is Arizona State University’s signature event in recognition of the university founders, leaders of the effort to create an institution that has become the nation’s largest public research university and holds the unique distinction of being ranked No. 1 in innovation for three consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Founders’ Day showcases ASU faculty, alumni and philanthropists who embody the pioneering spirit of those who helped establish the university, and exemplify how the university continues to evolve into a New American University, an educational institution that advances research, champions discovery of public value and assumes fundamental responsibility for the communities it serves.

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Schedule

Wednesday, March 21

6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony

Parking

Complimentary valet service offered in front of McArthur Ballroom or complimentary self-parking available in the parking structure at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa.

Location

The Arizona Biltmore,
McArthur Ballroom

2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85016

Attire

Business professional or business formal. ASU Maroon and Gold encouraged.

Award recipients

Nancy Gonzales, PhD

Faculty Research Achievement Award

Gerald Heydt, PhD

Faculty Service Achievement Award 

Ariel D. Anbar, PhD 

Faculty Teaching Achievement Award 

Robert E. Page Jr., PhD

James W. Creasman Award of Excellence 

Sambo “Bo” Dul

Young Alumni Achievement Award 

Missy M. Farr-Kaye

Alumni Achievement Award 

The Fulton family

Philanthropist of the Year Award
Presented by the ASU Foundation For a New American University

2018 Founders’ Day Committee

Chair:

Rick Dircks ’82 BS

Members

Ryan Abbott ’01 BS, ’08 MBA

Gregg Brewster ’83 BA

Bob Boscamp ’69 BAE

Teresa Clement ’02 BSE, ’07 PhD

Jim Dwyer

John Gibson ’05 BS, ’10 MBA

Tonya Gray ’01 BA

Luis Heredia ’98 BS

Chris Hill ’86 BS

Kristine Kassel ’91 BS

Brian LaCorte ’85 BS

Nichol Luoma ’00 BS

Caleb Navarro ’05 BS, ’08 MS

Graham Rossini ’02 BS, ’11 MBA

Alissa Serignese ’95 BA

Anthony Valencia ’91 BS, ’13 MBA

Christine Wilkinson ’66 BAE, ’76 PhD

Kathleen Duffy Ybarra ’81 BA

Arizona State University annually celebrates the vision and contributions of the founders of the institution. This signature event has taken place since 1964 and is a tradition known as Founders’ Day. ASU faculty, staff, alumni and advocates who exemplify the pioneering and innovative spirit of ASU’s founders are honored with excellence-in-achievement awards at Founders’ Day.

Founders’ Day is celebrated each year in February or March to coincide with the first day of classroom instruction at the original Territorial Normal School at Tempe on Feb. 8, 1886.

Professor Farmer and students, first term of Normal School, Opened in Tempe in 1887

Opening Day - February 8, 1886

Today, Arizona State University is a leading public research university and an internationally prestigious institute of higher education as recognized by leading rankings publications. It is the groundbreaking, innovative prototype of the New American University. The journey from a simple schoolhouse to a world-class institution is a testament to the vision, tenacity and hard work of its founders, leaders, faculty, students and alumni through the years. Founders’ Day is a celebration of this founding spirit.

Arizona Territorial Normal School

Arizona Territorial Normal School

Sustaining sponsor – $25,000


American Campus

Premier sponsors – $15,000


Herff Jones
Wells Fargo

Dinner sponsors – $8,000


Canon
Liberty Mutual
N R G
U S A A
Phoenix Business Journal

Gold sponsors – $6,000


Aramark
Kovach Building Enclosures
Sun Devil Campus Stores

Maroon sponsor – $4,000


Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
Hunt
Midfirst Bank
Power Parasol

Maricopa County Community Colleges

The Opus Group

Pitchfork sponsor


Ameresco

Arizona Diamondbacks

Dircks Moving & Logistics

DPR

Navigate

SRP

Studio Ma

Tek Systems

Award sponsor


Fry’s

Fastturtle

Gregg & Tracy Brewster

Sandy & Andy Hanshaw

Christine & Don Wilkinson

Sparky sponsor


Dunn Transportation

Muscular Moving Men

Award recipients

Nancy Gonzales, PhD

Faculty Research Achievement Award

Gerald Heydt, PhD

Faculty Service Achievement Award 

Ariel D. Anbar, PhD 

Faculty Teaching Achievement Award 

Robert E. Page Jr., PhD

James W. Creasman Award of Excellence 

Sambo “Bo” Dul

Young Alumni Achievement Award 

Missy M. Farr-Kaye

Alumni Achievement Award 

The Fulton family

Philanthropist of the Year Award
Presented by the ASU Foundation For a New American University